Subject Pronouns (Unstressed)

Persoonlijke voornaamwoorden (onderwerpsvorm, onbenadrukt)

Introduction Introductie
In informal writing and conversation Dutch speakers often use a shortened version of the subject pronouns called the "unstressed" form. These are used similarly to English contractions like "I'm" and "you're".

The second-person formal u doesn't have an unstressed form precisely because it is formal, while the unstressed are used in more casual contexts.

There is also a third-person neuter ('t) within the unstressed pronouns. It is used similarly to the neuter article het and refers to subjects of the neuter grammatical gender.
StressedUnstressed
Singular First-person
Play 'k
I
Second-person
Play u
you formal you all formal you formal you all formal
Play je
you informal you all informal
Play u
you formal you all formal you formal you all formal
Third-person
Play -ie
he
Play 't
it
Play ze
they she
Plural First-person
Play we
we
Second-person
Play u
you formal you all formal you formal you all formal
Play je
you informal you all informal
Play u
you formal you all formal you formal you all formal
Third-person
Play ze
they she
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